Monkey Kingdom

Synopsis: A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill (co-director)
Actors: Tina Fey
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
72
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
G
Year:
2015
81 min
$11,360,669
Website
24 Views


Now, on the other hand,

a group of intelligent monkeys

is very hard to sneak up on.

Even engrossed in grooming,

Maya has the eyes of her troop

looking out for danger.

The alarm is sounded.

The close escape

is a chilling reminder for Maya

of why she can never leave

her group.

Life at the bottom may be hard,

but striking out on her own

would be too dangerous.

While Maya can't leave,

that doesn't mean something

good can't come to her.

His name is Kumar.

15 pounds of hunky monkey.

Like all young males,

this dashing newcomer

left his birth troop

to find a permanent home.

Maya sizes him up.

Kumar is giving Maya the eye.

If Raja catches Kumar flirting,

he'll drive the newcomer away.

Kumar can't get kicked out now.

It's courtship season.

Males throughout the forest

are pulling out their

best moves.

Kumar is no exception.

But he's got a problem.

There's that Raja again,

guarding Maya for himself.

If Kumar knows

what's good for him,

he'll stay under the radar.

"Nobody here, nope."

"I'm just waiting

for a friend."

Maya is smart enough

to pretend not to care.

Raja's position as alpha

gives him first rights

in all things.

Raja won't give Maya

the time of day.

Then, when she's finally

got an admirer,

guess who's hanging around.

Oh, sure. Now he's interested.

Come on, Kumar.

Just play it cool, man.

Kumar needs to try

something different.

Like, maybe, I don't know, uh,

the exact same thing from

the other side of the tree.

No matter. Maya knows raw

potential when she sees it.

Finally, with Raja distracted,

she takes matters

into her own hands.

"Where'd she go? What?

Wait a minute."

Raja knows he's been tricked.

Kumar would be wise to lay low.

Instead, he boldly strides

back into the group,

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Mark Linfield

Mark Linfield is a British writer, producer and director of nature documentaries for cinema and television. He is best known for his work with the BBC Natural History Unit as a producer of two episodes of the television series Planet Earth (2006) and as writer and co-director of the associated feature film Earth (2007). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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